This Nobel Prize winner is 250x better!
Sticking to our founding principle to benchmark every product and treatment by the science behind it, today we will be expounding on one of the greatest skincare discoveries – Fullerene, a Nobel Prize winner.
What is fullerene?
Fuller what? Never mind if you’ve never heard of this ingredient.
A.K.A. the Carbon 60 (C6), fullerene was discovered in 1985 and awarded the Nobel Prize in 1996. What’s so special about it is its structure as it has carbon molecules shaped like cages and tubes, forming a soccer ball structure called the “bucky ball”.
So what does it do exactly?
In case you’re wondering what this has got to do with our skin, it’s all because of its double bonds that make it easy for fullerene to scavenge free radicals – the bad stuff that causes ageing and pigmentation. Its unique structure allows a dual function of soaking and neutralising 20 or more free radicals per fullerene molecule.
Its microscopic size (we’re talking 0.7 nano-metres here) and hollow spheres carry active ingredients to penetrate deep into the dermis and optimise their benefits. What benefits? Well, read on to find out! 😉
Supercharged, super good
What makes fullerene a super-ingredient? It is basically a do-it-all active that addresses many modern day skincare problems such as ageing, dull skin, dehydration and more! Here’s a breakdown of what it does:
UV light exposure causes a production of active oxygen in our skin which depletes collagen. Fullerene helps to eliminate the active oxygen and minimises the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, and takes away the signs of ageing.
- Improves skin elasticity
Fullerene protects the collagen and elastic fibres in our dermis from damage, and improves the texture and elasticity of the skin for a bouncier, more youthful appearance.
- Powerful antioxidant
Living in a highly urbanised world, we are exposed to a myriad of environmental stressors such as UV, stress and pollution. Fullerene contains a high antioxidant content, which helps to fight these stressors and maintain our skin health.
- Brightens dull skin
Fatigue and pigmentation can cause our skin to appear dull and lifeless. Fullerene helps to tackle melanoma and non-melanoma conditions which in turn brightens our skin for a healthier appearance.
- Strengthens skin barrier
Fullerene conditions our skin’s epidermis layer to improve skin barrier function and enhance moisture retention ability. This helps to minimise the harmful effects urban lifestyles, such as late nights and long hours in air-conditioned environments, wrought on our skin.
- Increases skin hydration
As fullerene acts to strengthen the skin barrier, it helps to reduce Trans-epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and retain our skin’s moisture, keeping our skin soft and supple.
Did you know that Fullerene has 250x more antioxidant power than Vitamin C?
Yes, you read it right, fullerene boasts 250x more antioxidant effect than vitamin C! We’ve all heard about the wonders of vitamin C, however, fullerene is far more superior and we tell you why below!
Being more stabilised and with an extended shelf-life, it does not lose its potency easily, and you won’t have to rush to finish the product quickly. This explains why it is a pretty pricey ingredient, paving its way into high-end skincare products.
For you and for me and the entire human race
Literally everyone should give this Super-Ingredient a try!
- Ageing skin
Commonly paired with other anti-ageing ingredients such as peptides, fullerene works with them to increase firmness and elasticity.
- Dull skin
With its anti-pigmentation effects, kiss goodbye to dullness as fullerene restores radiance to your skin.
- Fatigued skin
While environmental stressors cause skin fatigue over time, fullerene promises to reverse damage, recharge and rejuvenate skin.
- Dry skin
For those with dry skin, fullerene fortifies the skin barrier so that our skin can reduce water loss and lock in skin’s moisture for qq bouncy skin.
Are you mind-blown yet?
This age-defying elixir is what your skin has been waiting for …
Meet our youth in a pod, ést.lab’s New VitaLift A+ Intensive Youth Restoring Capsules. Much like vitamins, the capsules restore our skin to optimal health and supports our skin’s immunity with these powerhouse ingredients:
Fullerene – Say no more!
A trio of anti-wrinkle and collagen-boosting Peptides (hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-3 and tripeptide-1) – Soften fine lines and boost the production of collagen and elastin
A blend of moisturising oils containing Squalane and Ceramides – Build a healthier skin barrier to protect from external aggressors and keep skin plump and supple
Stored in 100% biodegradable capsules to keep out the light and air, while sealing in freshness and potency. Did we mention it’s free of preservatives too?
This is one magic anti-ageing skincare you wouldn’t want to miss! Truly a capsule a day keeps the fine lines away.
In Good Hands,